While some friends are hard to shop for because you have no idea what they might like, others, namely those with a passion for shoes, are a bit easier. Buying presents for someone who is crazy about shoes is really fun because you can take their interest to the extreme by picking out some fun shoe-related gifts.
From books about shoe designers to home accents that celebrate the beauty of shoes, you’ll find something on this specially curated list to please your shoe-loving friend.
Your friend might already have lots of heels, boots, and sneakers, but they probably don’t have unique shoes like slippers made of wool. Why buy them wool slippers, you ask? Well, for starters, they are incredibly comfortable and designed for indoor and outdoor use.
Whether you think your friend prefers a more ornate style with embroidery like Woolderness 2, or a minimal clog like My Sweet Wool, you’ll find the perfect pair of clogs from Taos. These slippers can be worn while your friend is snuggling up next to the fireplace or going to get a cup of coffee with a friend as they require no effort to throw on. Designed with European style sensibilities in mind, they will quickly become a staple in anyone’s wardrobe.
Luxury Foot Balm
In the winter, our heels can get dry and cracked from being in boots all day while walking around the city. Luckily, you can come to the foot rescue with a luxurious foot balm from L’Occitane for your friend. L’Occitane’s best-selling Shea Butter Foot Cream is gently scented with arnica and lavender oil for a truly relaxing foot care experience. As the balm gently soaks in, it turns cracked heels into smooth and soft skin.
Get creative by indulging your friend with a tasty treat in the shape of shoes! While you might be able to find some chocolate shoes locally, you can also order them online from chocolatiers like Gayles. These shoes are handmade in small batches with natural ingredients and a rich chocolatey taste. They are almost too beautiful to eat!
Shoes Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar
Keep track of the days with this lovely little calendar, which features glossy photographs of designer shoes for every day of the year. From Manolo’s to Jimmy Choo’s, your friend will be in shoe heaven when they open up this unique gift.
While socks alone aren’t the most exciting gift ever, no one is going to turn down a pair of cashmere socks that they can pad around the house in. They are a small luxury that most people wouldn’t buy for themselves, so treat your friend with the softest socks they’ll ever feel. You can always add a pair of these onto another gift idea.
Shoe Cleaning Kit
Keeping up with many different pairs of shoes is hard work. Most shoe lovers will pay attention to the care of their shoes, making sure they are always in great shape and ready to be worn. Support their passion by gifting them with this complete shoe cleaning kit by Jason Markk. It comes with a shoe cleaning brush, spray, microfiber wipes and more. Whether their shoes are leather, suede, nubuck, or nylon, they should be able to make them squeaky clean.
Arch Compression Sleeves
This is a gift especially for your friends who have high arches or struggle with foot problems like plantar fasciitis. These compression sleeves are like supportive bands that protect your arches in flat shoes. They can be worn under socks or with slippers.
Gift Card for a Pedicure
For those who wear high heels a lot, the gift of a pedicure will be much appreciated as their feet undoubtedly can use some pampering. A great pedicure at your local spa should include a foot massage as well as buffing the feet and painting the toenails. If you like, you can make it a joint gift to yourself as well and go with your friend.
Cedar Boot Trees
Boot trees are highly recommended to keep the shape of your boots while you are not wearing them. You can get high quality boot trees from Amazon made of cedar wood, which is the best for keeping the boots smelling fresh and maintaining the proper moisture levels.
Shoe Travel Bags
There’s nothing worse than having to shove all your shoes into your suitcase at the last minute with nothing to protect them or your clothes from dirt. A shoe travel bag will organize your favorite shoes and make it easy to find the pair you’re looking for quickly. You can find inexpensive shoe bags like these on Amazon to protect all your shoes while you jet set around the globe.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Perfume
The gorgeously scented Good Girl Suprême Eau de Parfum by Carolina Herrera is in the shape of a stiletto…need we say more? This perfume is a shoe lover’s dream as it looks like a small work of shoe art. They’ll love the way it looks as well as the gourmand scent, which combines berries, Egyptian Jasmine, Tonka beans and sparkling Vetiver.
Christian Louboutin Coffee Table Book
Every stiletto queen needs to own this incredible hardcover book featuring Louboutin shoes. With stunning photographs, pop-ups, and a five-piece foldout binding, this book is incredibly interactive as well as beautiful. It highlights Louboutin’s iconic creations and career as the designer of those famous red-soled heels.